Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIY Project: Free 18th Birthday Printable Invitation

I just love helping my friends with their invitations, it gives me the opportunity to put into practice my so called new learned skills hehehhheeh and plus! I could give out FREE!!! printables.

So when my friend asked me to design an 18th Birthday Invitation card for her daughter , I was thrilled until I found out what her style is.. Gothic! hahahaha what does a 40 year old lady know about goth Nada! Nothing! then my uber cool brother reminded me of one of the coolest TV character that I love Love Love!!! Abby of NCIS

This was my inspiration... skulls, flowers, black. grays with a touch of red.

And here is the finished invites

I just hope hope Jammin would love any one of them, although kids nowadays have their own voice and do love to express them.

And here are the one for you guys... the freebies just click on the link to download both in edidable PDF or JPEG file.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Wedding Planning Adventure: Diocese Requirement (Freedom to Marry)

Yahoo! this is one productive weekend for me :-)

Anyways, lets get back to this post. One of the requirements to get your clearance from the Diocese is a Freedom to Marry Certificate from your parish church. I've been going to Novena Church for mass, unfortunately they don't issue the certificate for they are not a Parish Church.

So what's next? well you should try calling the Churches near your home or work place, you could get the list at

If you are near St. Michael Church, you could contact Rev Fr. Angel Luciano he would be able to issue you a Certificate.

Father Angel Luciano, CICM, a chaplain for Filipino migrants,Fr. Angel’s parish is Church of St.Michael,
17 Saint Michael’s Rd, Singapore 327976.Tel: 6392 0592 Fax: 6294 8030.

Give Fr. Angel a call so you could set up an appointment with him. I went to see him today, as like other Filipino Priest he is welcoming and warm we even had a quick chit chat about what our plans after the wedding since Jowaness is based in Manila, he gave me some advice, wished me luck and handed me my Freedom to Marry Certificate.

Yipee!!Done with all the requirement needed from Singapore :-)

Another requirement needed is the search of marriage certificate, you could find it here


Saturday, February 08, 2014

Wedding Supplier: Wedding Gown (Niño Angeles Couture)

I always told my friends that I work well under pressure.. in short I love love to cram, maybe it's the adrenaline rush or the sense of accomplishment I get when I did a great awesome job hahahhaa.

So it was not a surprise to most when they found out, with 4 months to our big day that I still don't have a wedding gown, been joking that they need not worry for I have tons of dresses in my cabinet :-)

A friend of mine found this out and she recommended Mr. Niño Angeles a designer from Makati. Well, it's another opportunity for me to put my Google skills to work and I was surprised with what I found...

Niño’s accomplishments include being the grand prize winner of Cinderella (Designer Competition 2008), and now have his own RTW line in the same clothing store.

1st placer in Manila Fame Green Fashion Design Competition (April 2010); 2nd placer in the Triumph Inspiration Award (May 2011) and Look Special Citation Award in the Look of Style Awards (October 2011). He is also a graduate of SOFA (School of Fashion and the Arts).

My reaction was Wow!! So I gathered my guts and sent him a message Facebook with my wedding gowns peg and some ideas how I wanted my gown to be like,  in a matter of a few hours he responded with a design and it was... beautiful.. simple.. and it was ME written all over it. He would be using illusion tulle on the skirt and duchess satin on the top detailed with Spanish lace and crystals. 

Of course I would not post his design here hahahahah it should be a surprise :-)

What struck me with Mr. Niño is his down to earth attitude, I have not even confirmed my purchase he answers my querries as if am already a client, being a person with so much accomplishments I was surprised how humble and funny he is, he made me feel at ease.

This is one person who made me comfortable being a Chabelita, explaining to him that I am in this losing journey of trying to lose weight he just answered me "Don't worry,Thats my forte mga chubby girl like me" My reaction to his comment? " Sir!!! Love na kita!!!!!"

Like any other Brides I do have some concern especially that I would not even have a 1st fitting for I would only be back to Manila a week before the wedding, he reassured me that if any alterations would be needed that he would be able to do it in a few days. 

He was supposed to be on vacation on my big day, when I found out that he plans to cancel his vacation I told him not to for my every trusty sister and bridesmaid would be able to help me again he made me feel special when he told me "Ok lang dear. Gusto ko hands on ako sa brides ko"

 whew!! Panic mode off :-)

See, cramming does have its plus sides!! I am truly blessed to have found not only excellent suppliers but new friends.

I am so excited to meet him would be going to his shop during my March visit in Manila.

Since I can't post his design for me, let me share some of his works from his Facebook page

So if any of you ladies is still in the hunt for your perfect dress. Give Mr. Niño a call or send him a message, you would not only find your perfect dress but a person who would make sure that you look perfect on your big day! :-)

Niño Angeles Couture
Contact #: (63)9088618245
Address: 9160 Catmon St. San Antonio Village Makati City
Facebook: Niño Dominic Angeles
                   Niño Angeles Couture

Website:    Nino Angeles

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Wedding Planning Adventure: Diocese Requirement (Search of Marriage Record)

How time flies! We are only left with 120 days before our day.. and so typical of me to cram hahahahah so this week aside from being busy from work I have to scramble to complete the documents needed from Singapore to be submitted to the Diocese of Cubao for me to get my clearance. Haiz!! I've posted about it here.

So, how does one search for Marriage Records. Easy! Go to the Registry of Marriage Website, its recommended that you use Internet Explorer.

Go to the Services tab and choose search for marriage records

You would be sent to the next window, choose the Search for Marriage Records option since we would be requiring a certified true copy. There is a SGD 35 fee and it would be posted to your address.

 Next, read the instructions and click agree.

Next,fill in your details. I choose search by NRIC No. and click submit.

It would send you to the payment page fill in the details needed and then you would be sent to this window

Your done! Just check your mailbox within 2-3 days.

How to wear an Infinity Dress

Ok now you have decided to give your ladies an Infinity Dress to wear on your day and like me I liked the idea of giving the ladies the opportunity to show their personalities by letting them choose how they wanted to wear their dresses.

So what's next? Well, when I had my first Infinity Dress I was confused hahahah or better yet overwhelmed on how to wear it... so to make the life of my dear ladies easier I asked the help of Google and of course my ever trusty bridesmaid Lorena and here are some styles that could help you or your ladies anyday :-)

We had fun trying the different styles. You and your ladies would too. :-)

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